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Pay or Die! (1960)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 27 July 1960 (USA)
Movie deals with organized crime "protection" rackets. Small shopkeepers are forced to pay for protection or else be brutalized or killed.

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Adelina Saulino
Alan Austin ...
Johnny Viscardi
Renata Vanni ...
Mama Saulino
Bruno Della Santina ...
Papa Saulino
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Vito Zarillo
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Police Commissioner
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Luigi Di Sarno
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Lupo Miano (as John Duke)
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Officer Simonetti
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D. Caputo, Ragman
Nick Pawl ...
Palumbo
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Enzo Loria
Vincent Barbi ...
Fabraka, Driver
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Movie deals with organized crime "protection" rackets. Small shopkeepers are forced to pay for protection or else be brutalized or killed. Written by <THX1138@aol.com>

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The Threat...and The Picture...You'll Never Forget! See more »

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Adelina Saulino: An Irish man? I never heard of one who was nice... or smart.
Police Lt. Joseph Petrosino: Ah, that's what they say about the Italians.
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Remake of The Adventures of Lieutenant Petrosino (1912) See more »

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Before "The Godfather"...a chilling account of the Mafia
31 July 2001 | by (Deltona, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the early 1900's police detective Lieut. Joseph Petrosino (Ernest Borgnine) forms a special squard to combat the menacing Black Hand in New York City in this tough and convincing drama based on actual events. Hardworking store keepers are threatened with torture, death and destruction if they don't come across with "protection" money. Other than Borgnine's fine performance there's good support from Zohra Lampert (an actress who should have risen to the top), Al Austin, John Duke, Renata Vanni and John Marley (Hollywood mogul Woltz in "The Godfather"). The essence of the period is captured with the stunning black and white photography.


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